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“Eclectic mix on display but with an emphasis on Irish and local”

Crawford Art Gallery
Ranked #15 of 161 things to do in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This renowned art gallery displays works by both prominent Irish artists and local painters.
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Great place. A good mix on display ranging from the ancient to the modern. One very striking picture is "Men of the South" which I saw thirty plus years ago in the National Gallery in Dublin, where I guess it must have been on loan. A bit kitsch in style but it makes a powerful statement about the events surrounding Irish independence. It may be my imagination but the colours in the picture seemed to have faded since the last time I saw it. We spent two hours in the gallery (free entry) and could have spent quite a bit longer.

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is a must do if you like the arts and are intrested in the history of Cork.It is free entry and has huge range of art and historical pieces .There is also a very nice restaurant in the building.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

It rains in Ireland frequently so its good to have alternative plans. Museums are my favorites, although they dont take a backseat to a sunny day! I thought the Crawford had a good balance in art genre's Classic, Abstact, modern, and even film. Centrally located I found it pretty handy. No large crowds made for a relaxing, quiet afternoon.

Thank James W
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Has an exhibition of work by Harry Clarke that always inspires. Also the cafe serves a standard of food that demonstrates why Cork is the food capital of Ireland.

Thank Pat O
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

I did not expect to find such a precious gallery in Cork. Very interesting, it hosts wonderful works on several floors. You will admire the works of Jack Yeats, Dorothy Cross, etc. You will see a collection of local paintings and sculptures, you will know a little Irish artists.

Thank Hoinara
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